The I’mPOSSIBLE. conversation is a series of intimate events staged in central London where a panel of British women of colour (a mix of women from all walks of life at different stages) come together, to share their stories on the theme of ‘how I became POSSIBLE.‘
This groundbreaking, intimate event gives a platform for various women of colour to share their journey on how they became POSSIBLE. The audience poses questions to the panel via a host and an exhilarating experience of learning, sharing and listening in order to find solutions to life’s quirks on their own terms.
The first event is honoured to have the following women take part:
Author, playwright and critic most recognised for her appearance on BBC’s Question Time in 2009 with Nick Griffin head of the far right political party; BNP. Since 2005 she has been on the board of trustees for the British Museum and in 2009 was promoted to Deputy Chairman. She is the author of two novels: Hanging by Her Teeth (1994) and Entropy (2009), her memoir: Obama Music, was published and in 2011 she will release Langston Hughes: the Value Of Contradiction. She was appointed an OBE in the 2010 birthday honours list.
A British comedian, actor, writer, director, presenter, producer. Sharp, funny and entertaining; Angie Le Mar is one of Britain’s top comediennes. Whether on TV, radio or in her dynamic live show which regularly sells out 1,000-seat theatres, Angie is a proven hit with audiences as diverse as her play’s content. She was the firstBlack Britishperformer to storm the stage of Harlem’s legendary Apollo Theatre and made history in London’s West End with the first ever sell out show by a female black comedian. She’s most recognised from her TV appearances include the groundbreaking BBC’s The Real McCoy andChannel 4’s Get Up, Stand Up. Angie is working hard on her first, one-woman show; In My Shoes which premieres at The Soho Theatre in October 2011 before it goes to New York, LA and Atlanta in 2012. ’To call Angie, “just a comedian” is to limit her’…The Scotsman
A British journalist and newsreader; Charlene is currently presenting the news on ITV London and Daybreak and has had a number of similar roles at BBC Look East, Radio 5 Live Morning Reports, BBC Three 60 Seconds, ITV’s Meridian network and BBC News. She also had her own late night talk show on BBC London 94.9. In 2002 she joined Radio 1 Newsbeat and their digital sister station; 1Xtra as a reporter. She also had a spell as a features writer on the popular US daily; the New York Post.
Former Commissioning Editor for Channel 4 Daytime, working on shows including Come Dine With Me; Wogan’s Perfect Recall and The Paul O’Grady Show.Prior to this Angela was Executive Producer on Big Brother’s Little Brother, The MOBO Awards, The Games (Extra), The Smash Hits Awards and The Cystic Fibrosis Trust Awards. She has also worked as a director and producer across a range of projects including Concert for Diana, Blue Peter, Bodger & Badger, The O Zone, Doctors, The V Festival and Glastonbury. Angela is also involved in mentoring young talent through both work experience and placements.
Precious’ first book Precious, A True Story published in 2010 is a memoir about growing up while being adopted by white parents in 1970s Britain. Precious’ story has been featured on Sky News, BBC Radio 4′s Woman’s Hour, the Daily Telegraph, Grazia, The Times, People Magazine, The Independent and The Guardian. Precious is of Sierra Leone and Nigerian descent and has lived in London and New York. She studied English Language & Literature at Oxford and went on to be a journalist working for a number of national and international publications.
Currently, affectionately adored in Eastenders as character; ‘Kim Fox‘ Tameka first was brought to our widespread consciousness with the popular BBC1 show; ‘3 Non-Blondes‘; a hidden camera comedy programme. In 2003, they were listed in The Observer as one of the 50 funniest British comedy acts.
An interactive element has been developed so the audience is actively engaged in the conversation. There will be an opportunity for Q&A and networking between the audience and panel members.
Never before has an event of this type taken place with women of colour as the focus in the UK. Come be a part of making history…
The I’mPOSSIBLE. conversation
Wednesday June 15, 2011
6pm – 9pm
26-7 Southampton Street
London WC2E 7RS